Musée Rath, Geneva (CH)   15 December 2011 - 29 April 2012

L'Horlogerie à Genève. Magie des métiers, trésors d’or et d’émail

By showcasing the wealth and beauty of the MAH’s collections of timepieces, enamel art and jewellery, this exhibition allows the public to admire over one thousand artworks and masterpieces from the 16th century to the present day

Curator : Estelle Fallet

Enter the universe of the timepieces, enamel art and jewellery that constitute the collections of the Musée d’art et d’histoire de Genève, and embark on a discovery of veritable treasures: watches, clocks, jewellery, as well as enamel art and miniatures. From monumental artworks to smaller items, these masterpieces are a dazzling display of craftsmanship and beauty, made using the highest level of precision and skill.

This exhibition allows visitors to (re)discover a collection that is both extremely rich and varied, and one that hasn’t been shown to the public since the closure of the Musée de l’horlogerie et de l’émaillerie in 2002. It showcases a number of rare and unique pieces, acquired over the course of the past decade.

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Works on loan

Horloge de table à grandes complications
Milieu XVIe siècle (vers 1560)
Horloge de table astronomique / Monstrance
4e quart XVIe siècle (vers 1580)
Samuel HAUG
Horloge de table
Fin XVIe - début XVIIe siècle
Horloge de table au « nègre »
2e quart XVIIe siècle (vers 1630)